Environmental Impacts

Storms Ending Plum Rain Season In Shanghai

Cities across the globe have followed multiple tracks in their quest to become “smart.” It isn’t a question of right or wrong. However, two key themes are emerging in their approach – either start with a pilot project that produces quick results, or undertake a comprehensive master plan that strategically lays out the coming years… Keep reading →

Record High Gasoline Prices Continue

Green Groups Applaud Step Forward On Climate  [San Francisco, CA] PepsiCo and Coca-Cola have committed to reducing reliance on high-carbon fuels, increasing the fuel efficiency of their car and delivery truck fleets, and increasing transparency with public reports on their progress. Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, which includes Frito-Lay, operate tens of thousands of delivery trucks, in addition… Keep reading →

EcoCAR 3: Year 1 Finals Power Up University Teams


Imagine a high-powered sports car with loads of performance and speed that’s also one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles on the road. The 16 North American university teams participating in the EcoCAR 3 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition are in the process of making this dream a reality. Sponsored by the Energy Department and General Motors,… Keep reading →